Monday, February 12, 2007

What's Donohue going to do now that the tigress is unleased?

I am an occasional email acquaintance of Amanda Marcotte. I like her writing and the sense of humour that accompanies her posts at Pandagon. She's always been generous to us and, even when on rare occasions things weren't necessarily going swimmingly for her, she always took the time answer a question or take a look at a post that might be pertinent at the time.

She gave me the privilege of guest-posting on her behalf last year at Pandagon while she was away on business.

Inasmuch as we have never met each other, I would happily state that she is a good person.

Therefore, I am moving between two feelings right now. One second I feel sad and the next I feel rage. Certainly, I am not happy.... because of this.
I was hired by the Edwards campaign for the skills and talents I bring to the table, and my willingness to work hard for what’s right. Unfortunately, Bill Donohue and his calvacade of right wing shills don’t respect that a mere woman like me could be hired for my skills, and pretended that John Edwards had to be held accountable for some of my personal, non-mainstream views on religious influence on politics (I’m anti-theocracy, for those who were keeping track). Bill Donohue—anti-Semite, right wing lackey whose entire job is to create non-controversies in order to derail liberal politics—has been running a scorched earth campaign to get me fired for my personal beliefs and my writings on this blog.

In fact, he’s made no bones about the fact that his intent is to “silence” me, as if he—a perfect stranger—should have a right to curtail my freedom of speech. Why? Because I’m a woman? Because I’m pro-choice? Because I’m not religious? All of the above, it seems.

Regardless, it was creating a situation where I felt that every time I coughed, I was risking the Edwards campaign. No matter what you think about the campaign, I signed on to be a supporter and a tireless employee for them, and if I can’t do the job I was hired to do because Bill Donohue doesn’t have anything better to do with his time than harass me, then I won’t do it. I resigned my position today and they accepted.


Make sure you read the whole thing.

And right now, I wouldn't want to be the bigoted Bill Donohue. Maybe he can get Mel to make a movie about him.

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